Daryl talks to George Quraishi of Howler magazine about the USMNT's style of play, the Columbus Crew situation, and how the president of US Soccer is elected. You can subscribe to Howler magazine via http://fifa.wtf/gethowler and, if I heard George correctly, you can use discount code "TSS2" to get 20% off for the next week or so.
In a new series, we offer up explanations of common but confusing soccer terminology. The phrases we explain on today's show (with timestamps) ... 2:27 Derby (why is it called that and what does it mean?) 7:03 The Numbers (e.g., what is a #6 and a #8 and so on) 16:40 False 9 19:22 Today's show is sponsored by Audible! Visit http://audible.com/trynow for a free audiobook 20:57 Double Pivot 24:25 Inverted Winger 27:50 Empty Bucket 30:10 The Mixer If you like this show, please share it with a friend. If you don't like this show, please share it with an enemy. Got soccer phrases you want to know about? Here's the Google form where we're collecting suggestions for Soccer Terminology 202: https://t.co/JqkEPyhUiz
Eric Wynalda sits down (it was over the phone, but we assume he was sitting down) to discuss his candidacy for the US Soccer Federation Presidency. Topics include... What running for office has meant for his personal/professional life, the problems he's identified in the current American soccer landscape, and how he plans to fix them. And, of course, it wouldn't be an interview with Eric Wynalda without a few bombshells, and I'd say there are definitely more than a couple in this show. Today's episode is sponsored by RX Bar, makers of delicious protein bars that feature 100% whole ingredients. For 25% off, go to http://rxbar.com/soccer and enter promo code "soccer" JOIN THE SCOUTING NETWORK! https://www.totalsoccershow.com/join BUY OUR STUFF! https://www.totalsoccershow.com/merch
If Daryl and Taylor were elected co-presidents of the United States Soccer Federation, there are 10 things we would do. Listen to this episode to hear what they are. Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Get 20% off any scarf on the Ruffneck website. BRIBE US! BUY THE TSS "HELL AND WELCOME" SCARF --> https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/total-soccer-show
We talk Clint Dempsey vs Jozy Altidore, Geoff Cameron vs Luis Suarez, Michael Bradley to TFC, Jason Puncheon’s PK. Cheick Tiote’s disallowed strike, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or win, watch some Eusebio footage, debate the leaked USMNT jersey and play the Wikipedia Game. All in less than an hour.
Today, we answer four really good listener questions: 1:35 How do political divisions in English society intersect with Premier League teams? 8:58 Do loan moves work for young players? 18:45 What language do players and coaches speak to each other? 24:29 How do I pick my best position? 29:45 Today's episode was sponsored by FUTCHI, makers of the FUTCHI Rebounder. Here's our YouTube video, detailing the 10 things we learned playing FUTCHI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGyqH6EVUec 35:00 Scouting reports, including Alen Halilovic, Haji Wright, Martin Odegaard and more.
Daryl talks to Ted Knutson of Stats Bomb about Ted's career in soccer analytics, which stats media and fans should ignore and which they should pay more attention to, and also a full explanation of Expected Goals. Find more of Ted's work at http://StatsBomb.com Today's show is sponsored by Blue Apron (yep, new sponsor!). Use code "TSS" at http://BlueApron.com to get your first three meals free.
0:00 - The Red Bulls didn't get an actual offer for Tyler Adas, but that won't stop us from speculating on his actual worth and his possible, future career destinations. 10:26 - Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew are gainfully employed once again... for the time being. Why don't English clubs pursue young managers from The Continent and what's in store for both West from and Everton? 19:48 - Daryl and Taylor list their favorite backyard/playground/casual soccer games to play. If you're interesting in kicking a ball around with some friends, this segment is definitely for you! As mentioned on the program, here's that absolutely outstanding Nike soccer advertising campaign. Behold.... THE CAGE! https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/products/total-soccer-show-scarf 55:58 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network. --- SPONSORS! -- FUTCHI is the ultimate soccer rebounder. Get a big discount by using "TSS2017" at https://www.playfutchi.com/products/futchi_rebounder and see us play at http://bit.ly/2newnQr SEATGEEK makes buying and selling tickets easy. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code "TSS" for a $20 rebate on your first ticket purchase. RUFFNECK SCARVES, the official scarf provider of The Total Soccer Show! Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off. Here's a link to the famed "Hello and Welcome" scarf: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/products/total-soccer-show-scarf
That's right, we pick a starting XI soccer team of characters from the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. Where will Ron Swanson play? Can anyone stop Leslie Knope? And can we find any use for Jean-Ralphio? Listen to find out. Today's show is brought to you by X1 Fuel, the pre and post workout formula for athletes who expect more from their workouts and on-field performances without sacrificing long-term health. Go to http://x1fuel.com and use the promo code "TOTALSOCCER" to get $10 off any order.
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Omeid Heidari asked us for advice about coaching and organizing his recreational-league soccer team this fall season, and we were really excited to try and give an answer. https://twitter.com/lemon_paine/status/765755027679956992 Whether you are: a) thinking about starting a team b) looking to improve your team's results, or c) just curious about what it is that gets grown men and women out of bed on a rainy Sunday morning ... this episode should offer you something. From basic drills to easy warm-up exercises and some simple in-game strategy, this episode is a 30-minute conversation with Daryl and Taylor exchanging a few ideas and lessons learned in their combined half-century (we counted!) of playing soccer. For more info about Street Soccer, go to http://streetsoccerusa.org Like the show? Please consider supporting us by becoming a TSS scout: http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe Like the show but don't want to part with any money? iTunes reviews are always appreciated: http://bit.ly/tssreview
Daryl talks to Aaron Dolores of lifestyle brand Black Arrow FC about the intersection of soccer and black culture. Topics raised include defining black soccer culture, Arsenal's popularity with black soccer fans around the world, America's best city for black soccer culture, and plenty more.
On today's episode of The Total Soccer Show... 0:00 - Bobby Wood's 3-game suspension 3:00 - Gareth Bale is making a lot of money 4:52 - Ideal formations for 7v7 and 9v9 22:52 - Doing our best to figure out what exactly is happening with NASL, USL, and the future of second division soccer in the United States. Today's sponsor is Audible! Go to www.audible.com/trynow to get your free audiobook! Some very good soccer related books out there!
Daryl talks to former MLS player Bobby Warshaw about Bobby's new autobiography, "When the Dream Became Reality." Bobby discusses the highs and lows of life as a professional soccer player, what goes on behind the scenes, and why he chose to abandon life as an MLS roster player to start over in Sweden. This is a conversation with a lot of emotional honesty. In the second half of the show, (starting at 37:26) Daryl calls up Taylor to talk Rafa Marquez, Paul Arriola, and the TSS Scouting Network. Two ways to buy "When the Dream Became Reality" by Bobby Warshaw —via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/When-Dream-Became-Reality-professional/dp/099916970X —via Bobby's website: https://www.bobbywarshaw.com/#/whenthedreambecamereality/